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As we are bothered about our health, similarly we are worried about the health and the feeding routine of our compassionate pet dogs. Are you worried that whether eggs are nutritious or deadly for your dogs? There are many misconceptions and myths associated with feeding raw eggs being dangerous for the dogs. People who do not support the consumption of raw eggs for dogs claim that they cause high levels of cholesterol, biotin deficiency as well as risk of bacteria causing salmonella.
But the fact, that eggs are fully loaded with the protein nutrition cannot be ignored. They are a cheap as well as a safe source of consumption for your dog. The raw eggs can turn out to be a complete, incredible and edible nutritious meal for your canine pet. They are also a great source of protein, minerals and vitamins and calcium which builds muscles, repairs tissues, strengthens hair and gives ribbon soft, luxurious coats.
Below are mentioned some of the facts that you should be aware of before going completely against the feeding of eggs to your dog-
1. Eggs serve to be an important and complete source of food- Eggs serve to be an important food source for not only its eaters but the chick as well. They provide a complete package of amino acids, which are the building blocks of proteins. Also, they provide vitamins, fatty acids, selenium, iron, folate and riboflavin.
2. Egg whites include enzyme inhibitors- The dog owners are warned against the property of egg whites to act as enzyme inhibitors and disturb the digestion process of very young as well as old animals. This is absolutely true. But it simply means that eggs should not be the mainstay for your dog’s diet. An average healthy dog can be safely fed with few eggs in a week. If you witness no disturbance in the digestion process of your dog, then you can include eggs as a regular part of its diet plan. Although, cooking the eggs can completely eliminate this problem, but it will kill much of the required nutrition. So, preferably feed your dog with raw eggs.
3. Egg whites are responsible for biotin deficiency- Eggs contain one of the vitamin B Biotin inhibitor, called avidin. Biotin, a vitamin B, is very essential for good coat and skin, metabolism, fatty acids and cellular growth. The deficiency of Biotin is quite rare in dogs and it will take an exceptionally large amount and quantity of eggs to create a biotin deficiency. Moreover, there is nothing to worry as egg yolks are rich in biotin, so feed your dog with the “whole” egg. This means include the yolk as well. You can go in for cooking the egg, but again the egg will lose much of its nutritional value. If you are willing to feed your dog with eggs on a regular basis, make sure that you include the whole egg in its nutritional diet plan and not just the white part. Occasional consumption of eggs does not cause any harm to dogs, but excessive avid in consumption can interfere with the biotin functioning in the dog’s body.
4. Eggs are a source of salmonella- Usually, the dogs are properly equipped in handling the bacteria found in raw foods. Make sure that the eggs are taken from the free range, organic chickens as the health of hen is also important. Proper cool keeping and storing of the eggs can help in making the life of the eggs long and keep the bacteria at the manageable levels.
5. Don’t ignore the shells- If the eggs are fed along with the shells on to the dogs, they act as a complete nutritional source of dog food. Shells are also considered to be extremely valuable and advantageous for the dogs who cannot eat bones easily. Just dry out the shells, grind them in the fresh coffee grinder till the shells are powdered and then simply sprinkle the powder of the shells on the dog’s food. It is beneficial to obtain the eggs for your dog from a local and reliable organic farmer as many of the eggs are sprayed with toxic chemicals.
Eggs can be easily obtained, are reasonable and an exceptionally great nutritional source for your canine companion. Basically, the major consensus of feeding the raw eggs is that the health benefits derived from the eggs are certainly more than the risks posed by them. Thus, feeding the whole eggs, as intended by the nature, is very beneficial to offset the harmful imbalances. Simply, try to feed your beloved pet dog with few eggs in a week and you will observe its better overall health.
If you are still worried, then move on and cook the eggs and feed your dog!